Change proposed Doolin Pier design

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We, the undersigned, are requesting that Clare Co. Council, Ireland, do not proceed with their current plans for a new harbor pier in Doolin.
(planning application details ref: 108006 Clare Co. Council ) - http://www.clarecoco.ie/planning/planning-applications/search-planning-applications/FileRefDetails.aspx?file_number=108006&LASiteID=0

We are concerned that this design will damage the nearby surf spots of Doolin Point and Crab Island from wave backwash or reflection.

We are also concerned that, because the design puts the pier so far out on the point, surfers will need to enter\exit the water to the east of the pier and therefore cross the paths of berthing\departing ferries to get to the waves. This is a major safety hazard.

We request that Clare Co. Council instead, ensure that their engineers engage with the West Coast Surf Club and Irish Surfing Association to agree an alternative design that:-
- Does not damage the nearby world-class surfing waves of Crab Island and Doolin Point from wave backwash & reflection.
- Allows surfers access the waves without having to cross the path of berthing & departing ferries.

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  • Tyrone p
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    • Ireland
  • John C
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    • Ireland
  • Kat D
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    • Wales
  • George S
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    • UK
  • Leanne
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    • not all change is good
  • Peter A S
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    • Wexford, Ireland
  • Tom H
  • David L
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    • Ireland
  • danny p
  • Louisa G
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    • Ireland
  • Harry E
  • Carlos
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    • UK
  • David B
    • Comments
    • Crab Island and Doolin point are world class waves. They are worth as much if not more to the local area than a new pier would be
    • Country of Residence
    • Ireland
  • Roger G
    • Comments
    • Preserve this natural resource for all.
    • Country of Residence
    • Ireland
  • Dave F
    • Comments
    • Pier should not proceed until wave is secured
    • Country of Residence
    • Clare, Ireland
  • Tom D
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    • viva el cangrejo
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    • Ireland
  • Cliodhna F
  • Mickey s
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    • Ireland
  • Steve E
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    • Doolin is a fantastic part of Eire visited by surfers and tourists alike. Please make this a win-win situation by preserving the waves which are a valuable and irreplaceable natural resource.
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    • United Kingdom
  • Jonathan C
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    • Wales
  • Matt S
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    • Ireland
  • Blaithin B
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    • Ireland
  • Paul R
  • David A
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    • Tonnta Surfing Magazine Designer
  • Tom E
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    • USA
  • Sarah D
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    • Ireland
  • Dave ;
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    • В
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    • Dublin, Ireland
  • Andrew L
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    • Ireland
  • Andy C
    • Comments
    • Waves present the local Irish Community with both intrinsic and economic benefits and world class waves like Crab Island and Doolin point should be recognised and protected for the benefit of this and future generations. I've travelled to Ireland before and would plan to again. However, the destruction of quality waves would make me consider Ireland as a suitable holiday destination.
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    • UK
  • Ronan B
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    • ireland
  • Kieran J
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    • Ireland
  • David O
    • Comments
    • Not needed at all!!!!
    • Country of Residence
    • Ireland
  • Jacob C
  • Kate
  • Adam V
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    • ireland
  • Paudie S
  • David B
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    • Ireland
  • Pascal D
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    • Ireland
  • Kieran Clancy. MMII G
    • Comments
    • No Pier-save the waves.
    • Country of Residence
    • Ireland
  • Richard T
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    • Ireland
  • John C
    • Comments
    • Why build a pier that's not needed? Invest the money in the surf industry.
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    • Ireland
  • Glenn W
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    • Keep the seas free !
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    • England
  • Savannah S
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    • Ireland/france
  • Louis M
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    • Ireland
  • mikee h
    • Comments
    • i wish to lodge my objection to proposed doolin pier design
  • aidan b
  • cillian r
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    • Ireland
  • Nick R
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    • IRELAND
  • Roger S
    • Comments
    • An urgent rethink and redesign needed asap...
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    • UK
  • Nick D